Student Organizations

Campus Lights

Campus Lights, "the longest running student produced and performed musical in the South," was founded by the Gamma Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America in 1938. The show was originated as a fund raiser to pay for the fraternity's charter. After chartering the Gamma Delta Chapter, the brothers decided to continue the Vaudevillian performances as a means to raise scholarship money for deserving prospective music majors who would attend Murray State University. During World War II, the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota, Iota Beta Chapter, stepped in to "let the show go on" while the brothers of Gamma Delta went off to serve our country. Upon return from the war, a partnership emerged in an effort to keep the rich tradition that had begun with a concept called Campus Lights.

Today, the Gamma Delta Chapter and the Iota Beta Chapter continue to produce and perform shows. Campus Lights runs the last Thursday through Sunday of the month of January. Due to copyright laws, the organizations decided to perform musical theater works that are written by popular librettists and composers of our time. Recent performances have included: "Guys and Dolls", "Crazy for You", "The Music Man" and "The Wizard of Oz".

All proceeds from the show are given to the Department of Music and every four years one outstanding prospective student is honored with a full four-year scholarship to attend Murray State University.

The brothers of Gamma Delta and the sisters of Iota Beta gladly welcome your attendance at this year's show! Ticket information may be obtained by contacting the Murray State University Department of Music at 270.809.4288.


National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

Currently, the Murray State collegiate chapter hosts a variety of events, including guest speakers and workshops throughout the semester. The chapter focuses on building the skills of future music educators.

The chapter attends the Collegiate NAfME conference and the KMEA conference each year.


Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA), is a student organization of music business majors dedicated to educating the community about the music and entertainment industry. MEISA seeks to help its members find internships that will lead to careers in this business.

MEISA promotes music, artists, and music events. The organization focuses on finding networking opportunities to help all members gain valuable connections within the music industry. Members regularly commute to Nashville to volunteer with professionals at various conferences and events.

Contact Karen Kane ( for more information.


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